Latest heart-lung transplant Stories

2008-12-20 13:07:07

A team of doctors in Canada has pioneered a procedure that preserves human lungs outside the body for up to 20 hours. The surgeons at Toronto General Hospital helped devise a procedure that allows lungs to be preserved and nourished outside of a human body three times longer than ever before possible,

2008-10-15 12:00:33

The afternoon Elizabeth Craze was born 26 years ago, her parents held their breath. "She is perfect," the doctor told them. But within four months, Elizabeth, like the four siblings before her, would be diagnosed with heart failure. Three had already died in infancy.

2008-08-27 09:01:27

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The first child in the United States to receive a heart-double lung-liver transplant is marking the 10th year anniversary of his history-making procedure at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

2008-08-23 03:00:12

By Leimig, Renata Gower, Gayle; Thompson, Denise A; Winsett, Rebecca P Context-Telehealth technology serves individuals who live in geographical areas that prohibit easy access to specialized health care and can provide transplant recipients with access to transplant center personnel for adjunctive follow-up care.

2007-03-14 09:01:20

By Jamie Talan, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Mar. 14--Christina Cowan was one of 2,809 patients across the country waiting for a pair of donor lungs on the nation's growing transplant list. Last week, the 16-year-old Massapequa teenager died after a five-month wait.

2006-12-12 12:01:18

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, has received approval from the Department of Health and Senior Services to establish the State's only lung transplantation service.

2006-02-10 16:53:20

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Norman Shumway, who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, died on Friday a day after his 83rd birthday from complications related to cancer, Stanford University said.

2004-11-28 03:00:17

Study objectives: We sought to assess the outcomes of COPD lung transplant recipients who had previously undergone lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and to compare these patients to those COPD lung recipients who had not previously undergone LVRS.

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